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Butter Burger @ Maverick - has anyone tried?

JuliaG Apr 19, 2011 02:17 PM

My coworkers and I just gathered around and watched the following video 5 times in a row, which shows how Maverick's chef Matt Brimer prepares his appropriately named "butter burgers": http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/20...

It's mesmerizing to watch the butter get ground up together with the beef. I would love to try one.

Has anyone had the pleasure of eating one of these beauties yet?

Maverick Restaurant
3316 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

  1. mariacarmen Apr 19, 2011 10:40 PM

    oh my god, no! but i did just read a Cooks Illustrated article in which they cut in butter with the ground beef. Sounds/looks amazing...

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      Spatlese Apr 19, 2011 10:58 PM

      Watching that video, all I could think of was a TV commercial on an old Simpsons episode that set Homer a-drooling: “We take eighteen ounces of sizzling ground beef, and soak it in rich, creamery butter, then we top it off with bacon, ham, and a fried egg. We call it the Good Morning Burger.”

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      1. re: Spatlese
        Windy Apr 19, 2011 11:42 PM

        Call it a heart attack on a plate. Ordinarily e coli would be your main concern with ground beef, but not here.

        1. re: Spatlese
          Ruth Lafler Apr 20, 2011 09:34 AM

          Hmmm ... I just took my meat grinder out for a spin this weekend. Perhaps I should just leave it out.

        2. DuchessNukem Apr 20, 2011 01:05 AM

          Dear god, that is absolutely *disgusting*.

          I want one so badly.


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          1. re: DuchessNukem
            SanDiegans Apr 20, 2011 01:54 AM

            Umm.... "$17.00 (for a HAMBURGER ??????) starting on March 16th".

            I sure hope the price includes a couple of bottles of wine that he mentioned in the video!!!


          2. Tripeler Apr 20, 2011 03:11 AM

            If Maverick were any larger, it would be a good venue for a cardiologist convention. When I see the meat being ground up with the butter in the video, I can't help but think of Marlon Brando's famous line in that movie.

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            1. re: Tripeler
              sydthekyd Apr 20, 2011 12:04 PM

              What line?

              1. re: sydthekyd
                wolfe Apr 20, 2011 12:09 PM

                "Go, get the butter."

              2. re: Tripeler
                mariacarmen Apr 20, 2011 12:48 PM


              3. wolfe Apr 20, 2011 06:24 AM

                Remember they make a limited number (only 17 wine-paired burgers available, first come, first served on Tuesdays.)

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                1. re: wolfe
                  mariacarmen Apr 20, 2011 12:49 PM

                  Sounds like a made-for-chowdown event....

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                  Jeff Apr 20, 2011 01:07 PM

                  So 12 replies, only one of which answered the question.

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                  1. re: Jeff
                    mariacarmen Apr 20, 2011 01:24 PM

                    which probably means no one's tried it who has read this.

                    1. re: Jeff
                      DuchessNukem Apr 20, 2011 01:48 PM

                      Video posted 3/11, states "next Tues." for go-live. So including today, 6 Tuesdays, 17 burgers per day, 102 opportunities to try burger. More than 800,000 people living in SF proper. Multiple non-resident visitors per day. Now, statistically, Chowhounds are probably more likely to evidence interest in this new food (except the vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, non-beef-eaters, dairy-allergic, and low-fat adherents). But also, many CHers don't live in the SF area. A train leaves Chicago at 8:46 going 80 km/hr, carrying 25 sacks of mail... wait, sorry, not sure where I was going with the numbers. ;^)

                      I'm betting JuliaG doesn't mind getting a bit of interest and discussion with her thread. Probably won't get to SF this year (maybe for Outside Lands) but I'm intrigued enough to go root through my freezer this afternoon and see what the beef sitch is.

                    2. JuliaG Apr 20, 2011 05:56 PM

                      Well I'm glad everyone enjoyed the video :)

                      Just an update on situation butter burger - we called Maverick to check whether they are still serving these puppies. Unfortunately, it appears that they have run out of the first generation of butter burgers. However, starting next Tuesday, they are serving a NEW burger called the "Juicy Lucy", which consists of a butter burger patty, topped with gouda like its predecessor, but featuring a new addition of watercress. And there will be a price increase to $21.

                      She recommended making a reservation ASAP.

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                      1. re: JuliaG
                        DuchessNukem Apr 20, 2011 06:05 PM

                        Run out? I thought they'd grind up fresh each week. Then how do they have patties for this next iteration?

                        I thought a "juicy lucy" was two patties sealed with a cheesy stuffing? Is the watercress inside?

                        So many questions! Sorry. :)

                        1. re: JuliaG
                          boxcar_sf May 3, 2011 11:56 AM

                          I've got reservations tonight @ 5:30 (mentioned we wanted the burgers when we made it). I think the $17 (or $21 now) comes with a wine pairing and fries. I'll report back...

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